Geotechnical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer is $59,443 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job. A skill in Project is associated with high pay for this job.
Geotechnical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44,333 - $83,249
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MEDIAN: $59,443
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Geotechnical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.52 - $36.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,333 - $83,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,022  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $9,814  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,601 - $84,538  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 799
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.52 - $36.19  
   
Overtime
$20.78 - $41.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $9,814  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,601 - $84,538  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 799
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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.
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Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Portland
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New York
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Salt Lake City
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Dallas
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Baton Rouge
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$61,000
Pittsburgh
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Project
up arrow 12%
Project Management
up arrow 3%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
Microsoft Excel
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Matlab
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
C++
up arrow 3%
Autocad 2000i
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Visual Basic (VB)
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AutoDesk
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%
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